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Historical Events In April - 13

Friday, 20 May 2022

1966  On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

1967  Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.  

1970  On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon  

1970  The American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion on April - 13.  

1972  On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days  

1973  Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on April - 13.  

1974  Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament  

1975  On this day in history larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60  

1976  On this day in history $2 bill re-introduced as US currency  

1976  On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes  

1977  On this day in history perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie  

1977  On April - 13 statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953  

1978  Paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73 on April - 13.  

1978  On April - 13 paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74  

1979  On this day in history longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours  

1980  Steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters on April - 13.  

1980  On this day in history z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov  

1981  Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on April - 13.  

1982  Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on April - 13.  

1983  Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.  

1983  Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault on this day in history.  

1984  11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth on April - 13.  

1984  Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.  

1984  On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career  

1984  On April - 13 christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self  

1985  On this day in history "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics  

1985  Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.  

1986  Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.  

1986  On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue  

1986  On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second  

1986  Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on this day in history.  

1990  Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on this day in history.  

1992  On April - 13 "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  On April - 13 birth of peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)  

1519  Catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II was born on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history birth of de Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)  

1545  Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II was born on April - 13.  

1547  Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568) was born on April - 13.  

1570  On this day in history birth of guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)  

1573  Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625) was born on April - 13.  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  Paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies on this day in history.  

0814  On April - 13 death of krum of Bulgaria  

1093  On April - 13 death of prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)  

1279  On April - 13 death of boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke  

1517  Death of Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged on this day in history.  

1612  On April - 13 death of sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai  

1635  Death of Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572) on this day in history.  

1641  Death of Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577) on April - 13.  

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